Demi Lovato’s been teasing for weeks that she’ll finally explain her sexuality once and for all in her new documentary, “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.” While we wait with bated breath, she recently dropped a few interesting tidbits in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, including a stated interest in dating both men and women.
The “Cool For The Summer” singer explains that her goal with the documentary is to be honest with her fans, in an effort to connect with people who might be experiencing something similar to what she went through. “I lay it out on the line and I’m very, very honest… When I share things with my fans, I want it to be honest and real, so I do. I share all that with them.” For example, when she discusses trying cocaine for the first time at age 17, she admits that she “loved it” – a polarizing confession that she hopes will help humanize addiction and help fans avoid a similar fate. “That’s the type of honesty that people need to hear in order to protect themselves from possibly going down that road, because drugs and alcohol [are] so tempting.. There are times where you are faced with the choice of, ‘Do I do this, or do I not do this?’ and I want to prevent my fans from going through the things that I’ve been through.”
Later, Lovato discusses her experiences with treatment and her ongoing commitment to sobriety. She is currently a co-owner of CAST Centers in Los Angeles, the same facility she used to get sober in 2011. “I just feel like I have a bigger purpose than just singing and I want to make sure I use what I have for good – it’s incredible. I actually get to co-facilitate some group classes and I feel kind of like a therapist at times and it’s really cool I get to be hands-on.”
While Demi has historically been happy to discuss being in a healthy place with regards to her sobriety, she’s been hesitant to discuss her romantic affiliations in great detail. She was most recently seen holding hands with Lauren Abedini at Disneyland, throwing off vibes that body language expert Stef Schwartz described as “definitely doin’ it.” In an interview with PrideSource this past September, she dismisses Forever Queer Anthem “Cool For The Summer” as a light, breezy ode to bisexuality and explains that her sexuality is irrelevant to what her music’s about. She also noted that she would explain her orientation further in her documentary.
However, while speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Demi mentioned that she’s currently using dating apps (our guess is Raya) and is open to dating both men and women. She notes that she’s still in the process of finding herself, and isn’t “diving into” a relationship with anyone, which is bad news for me because I’m pretty sure we’re already in a committed relationship.
“I value my time by myself now, and I value my time with my friends. And I just have learned to really appreciate my me time and getting to know myself and learning to fall in love with myself before I fall in love with anyone else,” she explains. When the interviewer asked how and when she decided to search for a human connection instead of gender-specific attraction, Lovato answered, “That’s how I’ve always felt.”
“Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated” airs on YouTube on October 17th.